Sharing Session with Johor Bahru Bloggers x Guardian Malaysia

Recently I had a chance to meet-up and had brunch with some of the bloggers in Johor Bahru (JB). I am glad that Guardian Malaysia organized this mini get together in conjunction with Guardian Knockdown Prices and Guardian Gaya Squad roll-out campaign at People & Places Café. Well, it has been a while since my last visit to JB, I think at least more than 3 years and now JB has evolved becoming a vibrant and bustling city with new malls, hipster cafes and restaurants, secured housing communities, and amenities too.

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Sharing Session with Johor Bahru Bloggers x Guardian Malaysia


Well as mentioned it was a mini casual gathering with 5 beautiful bloggers; Kim Tan @belovebaobei, Jia Ying @addictedjiajia, Sin Yee @princessneverland, Sherlyn @sherlynshixian, and Cece @cctt together with Farah from Guardian Malaysia and also Bee that helped to arrange and coordinate this gathering. Thanks gals.

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Sharing Session with Johor Bahru Bloggers x Guardian Malaysia

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I love this People & Places Café in Johor Bahru

The moment I entered into this People & Places Café, I was wow! From the outside it looks normal, just like any industrial warehouse boxy building. But inside I tell you,  it’s decorated with lots of lush greenery, woody furniture, and some random bits & pieces décors. 

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Quesadilla Breakkie one of their best seller and my favourite too

This café is tastefully decorated, surrounded by uplifting music, food is good and unique, and the people there are cheerful.

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Farah and Sin Yee, the winner for 2nd round Challenge

The session started with Farah introducing the Guardian Knockdown Prices and its weekly knockdown prices items every Friday to Sunday at all Guardian stores and online. If you missed out this the last week knowdown price items, do check out Guardian Malaysia Facebook Page for their updates.

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Cece & Sin Yee checking some of the Guardian Knockdown Prices items

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The bloggers during the photography challenge, everyone busy with their shooting

There were 2 challenges, the bloggers took photos of with Guardian products it can be flatlay, selfie or their own style and post on their social media platform. The winner will be judged based on her creativity and caption. One is before the sharing session and another round was after the sharing session to see the improvements. You can track their posting on instagram with the hasgtag #GuardianKnockdownPrices #GuardianGayaSquad #GuardianMalaysia

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Melbourne Signature Hotcake

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Englishman's Breakfast

Although it was just a 2 hours gathering and brunch but we had lots of fun, experience sharing, engaging activities, 2 rounds of challenges and not to mention the food, all of them were so good. 

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Sharing Session with Johor Bahru Bloggers x Guardian Malaysia

Here are some of my tips for inspiring instagram flatlay 

1. Lighting is everything ~ natural light is still the best. 
2. Theme ~ focus on one theme at a time, be it lifestyle, fashion, beauty, food or etc.
3. Background ~ simple is always good, the will be subject more prominent.
4. Prop ~ add some props to make it more personal.
5. Tell a story ~ a photo is worth a thousand words, try to create a story out of it.

How to create and engaging captions or instagram post

1. Use your own words and voice, something that relate to you.  
2. Check the facts and information first.
3. Share something that can add value, motivate or inspire your followers. 
4. Be consistent, positive and share the good vibes.
5. Call to action, create questions or situations for the followers to give their feedback.

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Sherlyn Goh is the winner of the 1st round Challenge 

I wish everyone had fun and learn from each other. Many thanks to Guardian Malaysia for organizing this and I hope to have more gathering sessions like this where we, bloggers can share and learn from each other. Never stop learning because the world is changing everyday and we have to evolve too.

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People & Places Café, Johor Bahru

For more information about Guardian Knockdown Prices and other activities, please visit Guardian Malaysia 

11 comments:

  1. Wah what an amazing experience you had sis. Its not easy for everyone to sit down and share they own experiences yet you got to get to know others on the session. This is such a good event to get close to others. Next time when got to me you do ahare with me too ya.

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  2. its been awhile since i bought things from guardian. nice event, great place, good food so blogger can take fantastic pics. thanks for flatlay tips btw!

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  3. Thanks Kelly for the tips. Honestly i love sharing picture but everytime want to upload create caption can be a major problem. Sometimes dont have idea. Gathering with orhers also good activity. Congrates Watson

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  4. Bestnya event macam ni. Bilalah agaknya Sharing Session Penang Bloggers x Guardian nak diadakan di Penang pula ye.

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  5. Wow nice place.. Everything looks nice amd best.. Hope can join t event like this next time.. Thanks for sharing

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  6. Wah happeningnya. Seronok kan dapat tukar2 pendapt dan cerita dengan blogger dan pihak guardian lain. Moga aktiviti seperti ini dapat diteruskan :-)

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  7. I love on how the cafe was decorated. So calm and greeny. Sure its become of of the instagrammable cafe in JB.
    Totally agree with the flatlay tips especially on the props usage.

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  8. Sharing experience and exchange knowledge with other blogger is something interesting and meaningful. You get to meet different blogger from different . I wish I can do this one day.

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  9. Please make a same workshop in Penang to. I want to learn more with Guardian Malaysia.

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  10. hi, i'm also blogger stay in Jb

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  11. Wah bestnya aktiviti macam ni. suka baca tips How to create and engaging captions or instagram post tu. Memang lepas ni I akan amalkan untuk my instagram.

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